Our Pick With A Pro Retreat is hands down one of the BEST weekends of the entire year (it might even top Christmas – I kid you not). Miles and miles of antiques – furniture, china, architectural salvage, collectibles and curiosities. The best part? The deals! I seriously get spoiled each year.
Last year I was joined by the most amazing group of individuals! Not only did we swap pickin’ stories, share tips and tricks, and laugh until our sides hurt, we all became such good friends. To this day we still keep in touch. We had CAMPer from Georgia all the way to California – the World’s Longest Yardsale has something for everybody.
We kicked the retreat off with a down-home style low-country boil out on the lawn over looking the lake. It was a great time to relax and get to know one another better. Everyone turned in kinda early to prepare for our early morning pickin’ adventures – we hit the road bright and early in search of the best deals and awesome loot!
We covered miles and miles of the Tennesee countryside – plundering through old barns, large fields, roadside stands and front yards along the 127 Corridor. It was great seeing all of the amazing finds and unbelievable deals everyone was finding. Everyone got a chance to brush up on their haggling skills and we would swap stories in between each stop. At the end of the day, all of the CAMPers would spread out their loot for everyone to get a look. It was so cool to see everyone’s style and tastes through their purchases. There were definitely some “Oh-my-gosh-how-did-I-miss-that” moments.
What’s a retreat without a swag bag full of goodies? All of the CAMPers left with an awesome camp-inspired swag bag – vintage style CAMP pennant, CAMP mini-pillow, and even a handmade flannel throw. A big thanks to our swag bag contributors: Yours Is The Earth, Meredith Mejerle, Fallen Arrows!
Visit the Pick With A Pro website to grab your spot for this year’s retreat, August 7th-10th. It’s an adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come.
A huge thanks to the darling Tricia Lee Photography for joining us on this adventure and capturing all of our fun treasures and new friendships.
We were recently given the most wonderful privilege of playing dress up with some of Carol Hannah‘s new threads and it was glorious. Inspired by the old French dressmakers of fairy tales past, The Sentimentalist styled this shoot to embody all that the old country has to offer. Spindles and lace and dress forms, oh my.
Set behind the scenes at the stunning Amy Osaba studios, we paired these exposed walls in all their old glory with the newest handmade gowns by Carol Hannah. In the light of a garden and the feel of a palace, these dresses shine bright in the studio and even brighter in our hearts. What a blessed bride who’d get to don one of these on her special day.
We’ve stepped out of the old world and into the new having lost nothing but a little time. The air of classic French elegance is in full bloom with these florals by Amy Osaba, the personal stylings of Claudia Mejerle, and the most exquisite lettering by Ashley Buzzy McHugh. Beauty truly does stand the test of time, especially with a little help from your friends.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these photographs as much as we do. Check out Weddings Unveiled to see more!
Venue: Amy Osaba Studio | Styling & Wardrobe: The Sentimentalist | Photographer: Rustic White Photography | Florals: Amy Osaba Events | Hair & Makeup: Claudia Mejerle | Vintage Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Calligraphy: Ashley Buzzy McHugh
It’s about this time each year I get the itch. Ok, let’s be honest, I always have the itch, but the warmer months are filled with incredible flea markets and yardsales and it’s prime pickin’ time!
I buy antiques where ever my travels take me, but one of my favorite spots is the 127-Sale better known as the World’s Longest Yardsale. The sale stretches from Alabama to Michigan and is packed with some of the coolest antiques and collectables.
Last year’s Pick With A Pro Retreat was such an amazing and unforgettable experience filled will lots of laughs, story swapping, tip sharing and of course ANTIQUES!
I am so excited to announce the details for our 2nd Annual Pick With A Pro Retreat! If you or someone you know is thrifter, picker, collector, or glorified hoarder, this trip is for you!
Instructor - Krista Janos of Blue Eyed Yonder
Date - August 7-10
Location - Crossville, TN and surrounding areas
*Cost - $975
Class Limit - 10 campers
Luxurious Mountain Lodge Accommodations (3 nights)
Thursday Welcome Dinner
Breakfast each morning
Three days of pickin’ alongside Blue Eyed Yonder
Fun class sessions
Transportation during the retreat
Plus! BEY will haul any large items back to Atlanta for you!
*Wanna bring a friend along for this unforgettable experience? Sure you do! Ask about our “Bunk Buddy” discount.
Email Krista at hello(at)blueeyedyonder(dot)com to sign up. Spots will go fast!
We had the most wonderful time at the Harbor Club open house last November and thought why not share some of our favorites from the shoot! Talk about rustic beauty, this place was such a treasure. Under the creative direction of Simply Charming Socials, we paired some of our more masculine and industrial pieces with the organic arrangements from both Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio AND Amy Osaba floral.event.design and boy did they turn out nice. How lucky are we to have gotten to work with such gems!
A big ol’ thank you to everyone involved in making this shoot happen. What a talented bunch of creatives and friends to boot! See more from this shoot on The Lovely Find.
Creative Direction & Styling: Simply Charming Socials / Photography: Scobey Photography / Venue: Harbor Club on Lake Oconee / Floral Design: Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio and Amy Osaba floral.event.design / Catering & Dessert: Sun In My Belly Catering and Home.made Catering / Rentals: Goodwin Events / Lounge Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder / Linens: Nuage Designs / DJ: Lethal Rhythms / Place Cards: Charlotte Lane